I’ve updated this code snippet so it abides by your Discussion settings for the checkbox “Comment author must have a previously approved comment.”
I’ve also updated it to use the
webmention_source_url which is part of the comment meta data passed into the filter.
If you have that box checked and approve a webmention from a post on example.com, subsequent webmentions from example.com will be automatically approved. If that box is not checked, this automatic approval code won’t run.
This does override the other spam checks like maximum number of links and comment blacklist keywords. Generally, I think this is acceptable since the approval of a webmention from a source domain is a stronger signal than the approval of a name and email that was entered in a comment form.
That's a nice bake.
One of the known issues with webmentions in WordPress is that they are often flagged as spam by default. There is a workaround snippet of code on the wiki to automatically approve them. That got me thinking about the core feature of approving comments only from previously-approved commenters. It seemed there should be a way to leverage that core feature for webmentions as well.
I found the WordPress code that pre-approves those type of comments. The main issue is that it requires both the comment author name and email. I wrote a filter function that instead checks the name and webmention source URL against previously-approved webmentions.
Here is the code: https://gist.github.com/gRegorLove/8215cb9c9584b364aaf4ef2999416f56
I put it in the theme’s functions.php file and it worked!
Further improvements would be to:
comment_whitelistso it only does this when that option is enabled
webmention_source_urlinstead of the
Testing another reply
Got the webmentions sorted out. Turns out I installed but forgot to activate the plugins. Working smoothly now!
Testing WebSub notifications with https://websub.rocks
@rechelon FYI: I apparently subscribed to https://humaniterations.net/feed/ a while back and https is failing now.
I see your feed is also at /feed.xml now, so might want to redirect /feed to there.
Commenting to let you know I read your posts! ;] Great jorb. I aspire to read a fraction of that many books per year, haha.
Nice. I saw some Twitter discussion recommending it. Sounds really good!
Want to read: Star Wars: Bloodline
Testing webmentions from another site!
Want to read: The Honest Truth about Dishonesty
I’m attending “The Shape of Water with dinner beforehand”